Why your Organisation should attend the #ICT4D Conference

The Organizing Partners:

The ICT4D Conference event, founded by Catholic Relief Services, is organized by a consortium that is led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and includes: NetHope, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), DAI Global Health, the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL), the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-arid Tropics (ICRISAT), iMerit Technology Services, SOS Children’s Villages, the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and World Vision International (WVI).

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Social Media Terms Explained: definitions Nonprofits need to know

Algorythim – A set of specific instructions that is developed for software to perform functions. All Social Media Platforms make use of an algorythim to ensure that the users all round experience are of the highest quality for eg. specific instructions are given to ensure that trending hashtags on Twitter are shown immediately.

Bio – Short for biography, this is the small portion of your online profile that explains to new or potential followers who you are.

Circles – Google+ Circles allow you to organize people on Google+ to match the way you actually know them in real life.

Content Curation – The process of sifting through the web to find the best and most relevant content for an audience and then presenting it to them in a meaningful way.

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Cape Town Nonprofits: Apply for a FREE WordPress Website!

“do_action is a charity hackathon that uses WordPress to uplift local communities

do_action hackathons are community-organised events that are focused on using WordPress to give deserving charitable organisations their own online presence. Each do_action event includes participants from the local WordPress community coming together to plan and build brand new websites for a number of local organisations in one day.” – Source: do_action Cape Town

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[FREE] 7 Day Blogging Challenge for Nonprofits

Many of the Nonprofit Organisations that have attended our #TECH4GOOD Workshops have communicated that they don’t know how to blog and where to start. I have designed this challenge to help give the beginner bloggers a solid foundation and routine as well as the blogging pros a reminder of solidifying (and checking) their blogging foundations regularly.

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Airbnb Social Impact Experiences: A New Way to Promote Your Causes

Are you looking for new ways to expand your community outreach, or to spread the word about your next fundraiser?

A new, cutting edge initiative called Airbnb Social Impact Experiences might be worth checking out.

Social impact experiences are a positive way for Airbnb guests to explore new communities by signing up for tours, workshops, or other activities sponsored by local nonprofits.

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20+ Nonprofit Hashtags to use on Social Media

Did you know that hashtags can help your nonprofit raise public and donor awareness online, for free?

Most social platforms support hashtags in one way or another and we have complied a list of the top 20+ nonprofit hashtags to use on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google Search:

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Sage Foundation offers donated licenses

Successful nonprofits need more than donations – they need technological solutions to realize their vision.


Sage Foundation has a passion for building opportunities in their communities and enabling social enterprises and nonprofits with software donation programmes. Whether you are just getting started or rapidly growing, Sage offers business solutions to manage your finances and people so you can focus on serving your community and running your organisation.

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Hashtag Tips for Nonprofits

How to use Hashtags on Twitter to increase engagement and visibility

Nonprofits across South Africa constantly ask us: “What is a hashtag and how do I use them on Twitter, effectively?” 

We have decided to start a video tutorial series that will help you as a Nonprofit Organisation gain tech insights / techniques and encourage you to send us tutorial suggestions in the comments below.

To begin the series, here are our top hashtag techniques to use on Twitter to increase your Nonprofit account visibility and engagement.

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Free Stock Image Sources

For those of you that have attended our NPO Social Media Marketing Bootcamps, you will know that I speak about the use of high quality Images in your Social Media Content Creation Strategy at length.

You will also know that we are a Nonprofit Organisation and sometimes don’t have the time (or budget) to hire a Photographer for a custom styled photo shoot to build up our own branded library of Images. Here is my go-to list of the Top Stock Image Sources for you to visit and use!

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